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at the unveiling of a statue of civil rights pioneer rosa parks, the first of an african-american woman to stand in the capitol statuary hall. parks became an icon in 1955 after refusing to vacate her seat to a white passenger on a bus in montgomery, alabama. that act of defiance resulted in her arrest and a bus boycott led by a pastor named martin luther king. not far from the capital the supreme court is hearing arguments on a key provision on whether the 1965 voting acts law has outlived its productivity it is considered one of the most effective and powerful civil rights statutes in american history. in the high court bulls eye is section five which requires nine states with a history of discrimination to clear any proposed change in voting rules with the federal government. it also partially covers districts in seven other states. the act was reauthorized in 2006. democrats from the hill held a news conference late this morning on the steps of the court to call for section five to be upheld. >> we still need section five and that is why we're here today standing up for the voting rights of
time tonight. >> ahead, honoring the legacy of rosa parks. what the president told me about this. and about his fight to finish the struggle for civil rights. plus, you won't believe what the gop's last savior, the latest savior, ted cruz is saying about president obama. he's totally crossing the line. and look out. rush limbaugh's quote. ashamed of america. folks, he may have finally lost it. big show tonight on msnbc. stay with us. ♪ it's a longs walk to d.c., but i've got my walking shoes: i can't take a plane, bus or train because my money ain't that long ♪ ♪ we believe ♪ we believe ♪ that you love us still ♪ so i'm going under to wipe away my tears ♪ [ coughs ] [ angry gibberish ] i took something for my sinuses, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] a lot of sinus products don't treat cough. they don't? [ male announcer ] nope, but alka seltzer plus severe sinus does it treats your worst sinus symptoms, plus that annoying cough. [ breathes deeply ] ♪ oh, what a relief it is! [ angry gibberish ] so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some access
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to a close, president obama helped unveil a statue of rosa parks at the u.s. capitol. rosa parks was ordered by a bus driver to give up her seat to a white passenger in montgomery, alabama, she famously refused. president obama at the ceremony praised parks' act. >> like the passengers on the bus, we see the way things are, children hungry in a land of plenty. entire neighborhoods ravaged by violence. families hobbled by job loss or illness. rosa parks tells us there's always something that we can do. >> that statue of parks is the first of any african-american woman to go on display at the capitol. >>> new jersey governor chris christie is not taking his snub next month as a sign of waning support. christie seemed unconcerned about his standing with cpac leaders. >> i didn't know that i hadn't been invited to cpac until two days ago when i saw it in the news. so, yeah, pa apparently, i haven't been invited. i wish them the best. they don't want to invite me, it's their call. it's their organization and it's their business. it's not like i'm lacking for invitations to speak here and there. i
." let's get to work. >> rosa parks would have turned 100 years old this month. we do well by placing a statue. >> the rosa parks statue is unveiled in the capitol as conservatives try to destroy her legacy in the supreme court. tonight congressman elijah cummings on justice antonin scalia's jaw-dropping charge about voting and racial entitlements. constitutional expert jonathan turley on today's epic hearing and what it means for the future of the voting rights act. >>> plus, congressman keith ellison of minnesota punches a schoolyard bully in the mouth. >> you are the worst excuse for a journalist i've ever seen. >> there is major movement on guns in the house, the senate, and in an illinois special election. and in a country where equal rights for gays are more popular than ever, are nfl teams trying to play the gay away? >> teams want to know whether or not manti te'o is gay. >> super bowl champion and equal rights advocate brendan ayanbadejo weighs in tonight. >> thanks for being with us. bed of rights in america is under attack, and the attack is coming from the highest court in
't any republican denouncing ted nugent in the chamber? this is a guy who compared gun owners to rosa parks. where is the leadership? but, first, the water cooler story of the day. marco rubio's water gate. keep it here. more politics nation ahead. >>> we're back on "politics nation." the republican's mark rubio's big night. and what a night it was. okay, okay, where was i? senator rubio laid out the right wing vision for america. oh, what was i saying? rubio bit the truth last night. i'm hydrating just like the senator. yet, we're having some fun, like the rest of america with marmarc marcmarco marco rubio's water female. look at that lunge. never breaking eye contact with the camera. it's being called rubio's watergate. even zero dark thirty. it lit up twitter. 92 tweets per minute. watergate. poland spring were trending and at least 15 parody twitter counts sprang up. senator rubio, he's in on the fun himself tweeting out a picture of his famous water bottle. but what rubio was saying before and after his water cooler moment wasn't so funny. that's coming upright after i finish my
when john kerry sponsored a bill to honor the civil rights activist rosa parks with a statue in the u.s. capitol. it took eight years from the bill being introduced, but today president obama finally unveiled that statue, making rosa parks the first african-american woman to receive this kind of permanent honor in statuary hall in the capitol. in the house, the effort to recognize rosa parks for refusing to give up her seat on a bus for inspiring the montgomery bus boycott, for helping to ignite the civil rights movement, in the house, the rosa parks bill that came to fruition today was sponsored by congressman jesse jackson jr. of illinois. mr. jackson, like mr. kerry, was not around to see the unveiling of the rosa parks statue, and that's because jesse jackson jr. resign his seat in congress amid first health worries and financial worries and ultimately last week plead guilty to misappropriating campaign funds for personal use. because jesse jackson resigned his seat, in a matter of weeks somebody new is going to be there to replace him. late last night we found out who that person
for you. >>> in december, 1955, rosa parks refused to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man. and it changed this country. >> i didn't move because i didn't feel like it was helping us and making things lighter for us, me as an individual and us as a people, to continue to be push pushed around because of our race and color. >> she sat down and stood up for equality. i had the honor of speaking at her funeral in 2005 and called her the mother of the nation. >> rosa parks is not in history because she made some movie or sung some song. rosa parks is in hi ri because she made this nation deal with changing the laws and policies of this nation unlike anybody else. >> and, today, on her hundred birthday, i say what i said at her funeral. we all should make a rosa resolution. resolve to do something. if you can't speak up, write out. if you can't write out, participate. or do like rosa. find a way to sit and get in the way. do as rosa parks. make a difference. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >> wild rover. let's play "hardball." >> good eveni
to earn a decent wage are all on the line. >>> rosa parks' singular act launched a movement. >> it's a safe prediction to say the voting rights act as it stands is not going to survive. >> fired feet of those who walked the dusty roads of montgomery helped a nation see that to which it had once been blind. >> jim crowe's son, james crowe jr. esquire is still trying to do what his daddy did. and that's rob us from the right to vote. >> it was seen fit that the united states had to codify, had to put in law that what was given to us as freed slaves. >> there are still those in this country that want to take us back to another period. but we're not going back. >> because of these men and women that i stand here today. ♪ >>> good afternoon. and it is a very busy wednesday. with just 48 hours to prevent a series of devastating cuts that will certainly slow down our economic recovery and may even tip the nation back into recession. but we begin this hour with a moment which proves that the good folk of the nation's capitol have no sense of irony whatsoever. almost 60 years after rosa p
of rosa parks was being honored. there it is. a statue of parks will sit in statutory hall. best place to be. the first statue committed by congress in 140 years actually. president obama paid tribute to rosa parks. let's listen to the president. >> rosa parks' single act of disobedience launched a movement. the tired feet of those who walked the dusty roads of montgomery helped a nation see that to which it had once been blind. it is because of these men and women that i stand here today. >> well, her statue will be there forever now. >> it will be and it should be. we can't forget where we came from. we've been on a long struggle in this country to try and have racial equality, live up to our promise. the voting rights act is one of the key things that helped us get to where we are. let's not stop now. >> gene? >> i can't put it better than that. >> thanks for joining us. >>> coming up, look what's happening to the public's perception about guns. our new poll shows a sharp increase. that's good. in the number of people that want to see stricter gun laws. that's the bully pulpit at wo
, everyone was sharing and talking about the new commemorative rosa parks stamp released on what would have been her 100th birthday. irmgard says i can't wait to buy some. she led the way for freedom. kathy says it's about time. and on a forever stamp. that sends a real message. remember forever. laura says we should all aspire to have her courage and vision. i have something to say about rosa parks' legacy and what she meant to the civil rights movement coming up later in this show. >>> but we want to hear what you think, too. please head over to facebook and search "politics nation" and like us to join the conversation that keeps going long after the show ends. axiron, the only underarm treatment for low t, can restore testosterone levels back to normal in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may
was rosa parks. she also marched in alabama. today as the supreme court was hearing oral arguments, a rosa parks statue was unveiled at the capitol rotunda. >> it's been often remarked that rosa parks' activism didn't begin on that bus. long before she made headlines, she had stood up for freedom, stood up for equality, fighting for voting rights. >> dr. peterson, what do you make of the irony of these two things happening today? >> it is an unfortunate sort of disrespect towards rosa parks' legacy. karen is right. congressman cummings is right. we're coming out of an election where we're seeing all kinds of different schemes and plans to delay the vote, to remove early voting, to ramp up voter id. there are always going to be different ways of doing this. and here is the real question, ed. if all these cities, states, and municipalities are doing what they're supposed to be doing around the voting process, why do they need this oversight removed? why does this oversight have to be removed? unless you're trying to come up with additional schemes or you anticipate undocumented folk coming i
when he was dedicating the rosa parks statue, they chatted for a minute. bayner also nancy pelosi will be at the meeting. and mitch mcconnell, the senate republican leader. all of them likely to talk about where we go next. home land security releases some illegal immigrants from detention to save money. boehner said don't use any military planes. >>> there's word that the u.s. may be changing its policy on aid to rebels in syria. nbc news has been told by senior officials, that certain aid will be given to certain syria groups. the nonlethal aid could include body armor and armored vehicles but not weapons. the uprising against syrian president began in march 2011. >>> the u.s. supreme court is expected to make an important decision about the voting rights act by june, the high court heard arguments on a key part of the law that friers with states with history of civil rights discrimination to get permission before changing the law. outside the court, hundreds of protesters rallied to support the law the way it is. >>> well, coming up, we'll go back to the vatican for more on the
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to give up her seat on a montgomery, alabama bus, the civil rights pioneer, rosa parks makes history again becoming the first african-american woman to have a statue in the capital. >> rosa parks singular act of disobedience launched a movement. the tired feet of those who walked the roads of montgomery helped a nation see that to which it had once been blind. >> at the same time, across the way at the supreme court, conservative justices signal the landmark 1965 voting rights act may have outlived its time. veterans say it's still critical. >> there's still forces in this country that want to take us back to another period. we are not going back. we have come too far. we made too much progress to go back. >>> in rome today, a farewell message from the pope as 150,000 people packed st. peter's square to witness history before pope benedict steps down tomorrow. >>> tackling gun violence. the father of a sandy hook victim. >> it's hard to be here to talk about my son, but i have to. i'm his voice. i'm not here for the sympathy and a pat on the back as many people stated down in newtown. i'm
rosa parks at the capital across the street from the supreme court. congressman john lewis who in 1965 was at the head of a bloody sunday march in selma, alabama that helped bring about the voting rights act and gave a passioned speech in defense of the law. >> still forces in this country that will want to go back. we are not going back. we need section five and that's why we are here today standing up for the voting rights of all americans. we must never give up. never give in. never give out. >> pete williams has been there all day. pete, for congressman lewis and others, the conservative justices are missing the point that this is not about registration and turn out and polling places being move and other issues. >> for the justices, the question is when the congress reenacted the law of 2006, did it adjust the formula for covering states enough so that it reflects current reality. it's clear that they are concerned that the law is too backwards and doesn't take into account changes today. the liberal justices did their best to defend it and kagan said over half of the discriminati
interpret it? >> easy, there was the unveiling of the statue of rosa parks, who led the movement, the most important civil rights victory of the movement. so i don't think they were going to unveil this statue and talk about how rosa parks was such a great inspiration and great woman, and then cross the street and say by the way, we think the voting right should be ruled unconstitutional. >> i think that is what is so remarkable about the case before the court. you have what is particularly by contemporary standards, a remarkable consensus on the piece of legislation. and the moment with scalia, which he refers to racial entitlement, the context in which he is making it. the context in which he shows that each subsequent reauthorization, that to his mind shows that it is something illegitimate, because there is a nefarious force of political correctness, that stops the members of congress from voting against the act. >> right, justice scalia said you have more and more republicans voting for it. they're afraid to vote against it. the rebuttal from the solicitor general says the task is rea
, you can find us at facebook.com/now with alec. andrea mitchell reports is coming up next. [ rosa ] i'm rosa and i quit smoking with chantix. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these stop taking chantix and see your doctor right away as some can be life-threatening. if you have a history of heart or blood vessel problems, tell your doctor if you have new or worse symptoms. get medical help right away if you hav
to be dedicating over at the capitol, rosa parks' memorial. and that's going to with, obviously, a powerful moment. where a seem stres joins some of the tights of our government in a rightful place for somebody to bring about a more just america. >> i remember you spoked at her funeral, you were senator obama and i was a civil rights leader. >> you're now head of the free world and i'm still just a civil rights leader. >> back then, as i recall, i think i was second from last on the speaking list. and i think you were in the top five. so, you know, that showed our relative position. >> our relative positions have changed. but the president hasn't. he's still standing up for what's right. and, as important, there were many that stood up for what was right that made it possible for him to be president. or me and others to be what we are. and then there were some like rosa parks who sat down so we could all stand up. stand up as an america that means what it said. one nation, under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. human rights for everyone. not just forsome. that's the mission and
in the investigation report. >>> we head next to michigan where the henry ford museum celebrated the birth of rosa parks on what would have been her 100th birthday. the museum allowed visitors to board the famous bus parks was arrested on for refusing to give up her seat to a white man in 1955. >>> in alaska, a company is making beer powered beer. the brewery is using left over malt and barley to fire up the machines used in the brewing process. using the spent grain is expects expected to save the company. >>> a deejay lost his pants and shirt in a super bowl bet. he paid a heavy price for picking the 49ers to win. he had to wear this diaper, one on his head, one on his rear in full view of all the morning commuters. poor guy. >>> in sports now, we begin syracuse and notre dame. the orangemen got 18 points from c.j. fair and used tough defense to beat the fighting irish 63-47. nfl commissioner says that the 34-minute power outage will not impact the city of new orleans's chance of hosting another super bowl. the halftime show did not cause the power failure because she used a separate electric ge
is the language that tried to push rosa parks to the back of the bus. separate but equal is the motive that determined that black and white people could not possibly drink from the same water fountain, eat at the same table, or use the same toilets. separate but equal are the words that justified sending black children to different schools from their white peers. it's an excerpt from the phrase book of the separatist. it's the same delusion that we borrowed in this country to say that women could vote but only if they were married and only when they were over 30. it is the same naivety that gave way for my dad, being a citizen when he arrived here in 1956, but refused by landlords and proclaimed no blacks, no irish, it entrenched who we were, who our friends could be and what our lives could become. this is not separate but equal. it is separate and discriminated. separate and oppressed. separate and browbeated and separate and subjugated. so let us be rid of it. as long as there is one rule for us and another for them, we allow the barriers of acceptance to go unchallenged. as long as
of the supreme court today and going over to see the statue of rosa parks unveiled. it's almost too much. i couldn't believe what i heard today in the chambers by justice scalia. >> you were sitting there. as one who got beaten on that bridge and watched what you watched, to hear voting rights referred to as a racial entitlement, how do you react to that? what were you thinking? >> it was unreal, unbelievable, almost shocking for a member of the court to use that language. i can see politicians and even members of congress, but it is just appalling to me. it is a front to all of what the civil rights movements do it for, what people die for, what people bled for and those of us who marched across that bridge 48 years ago, we didn't march for some racial entitlement. we wanted to open up the political process and let all the people come in. it didn't matter whether they were black, white, latino, or native american. >> the voting rights act was put before congress after you and reverend william who is represented dr. king were beat on that bring in 1965 known as bloody sunday. it was to prot
the leaders. jay carney tweeted a picture of the president with leaders before the rosa parks event describing the conversation as great. republicans say it lasted about a minute. where do we stand here and what about republicans like we just heard criticizing the administration for scare tactics? >> right, i mean i'm starting to have that groundhog's day feel to it where we're seeing each side repeating their sides day after day. the republicans conceding their revenues and democrats are refusing to consider spending cuts. the fact that they're meeting is obviously a positive sign and we have seen these kind of christ cities avoided before. >> the senate is voting on two bills to deal with the sequester, both are expected to fail. ly this is what the president said last night. >> i think it was winston churchill who once said americans always do the right thing after they have exhausted every other possibility. and we're now getting to the point where we have exhausted any other possibility. >> what's the game plan, being pushed up against the wall that we have exhausted every other possibili
. >> tomorrow, of course, rosa parks' birthday. she would have turned 100. i think we've all probably seen this. we want to show our viewers again. the iconic photo of president obama sitting in her seat. how do you think that the next generation is going to remember civil rights icons like rosa parks going forward? >> i think part of the onus is upon us to tell history with facts that are reflective of these great legacies, of these heroes. i know there's an article recently put out that talks about the truth of -- about rosa parks and the fact that there was this story painted out her that puts her in the light of someone very meek and mild. and questions rising about why that existed when she may have been a lot more feisty. i think the fact of the matter is people, especially during that time, expect women to be more meek and mild. more kindergarten teacher style than revolutionary. >> always good to see you. thank you. >> likewise. >>> many wonder what strides president obama will continue to make for both undocumented immigrants and same-sex marriage. i want to bring in the brain trust pa
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's a statue arriving of rosa parks tonight and installed at the capitol tomorrow. rather, next week. this is the first african-american statue of a woman installed in the capitol. that's a pretty big deal. >> i think it's a huge deal. long overdue and as i was reading up on this, first full body statue of any african-american -- there's a bust of martin luther king jr. and much needed. overdue and a nice tribute to someone who changed history. >> i suspect the president will be going over for that, as well. this is a big moment next week. thank you very much, chris cillizza. thanks for a great road. you will be in part of my time on the road. thanks in advance for that. join us monday live from london on the first leg of secretary of state john kerry's first official trip to europe. and the middle east. my colleague tamron hall has a look at what's next on "news nation." red on red. >> there we are. just hot. thanks, andrea. coming up. >> you're hot. >> next hour, oscar pistorius makes bail. the coach says he could be back training if you can believe on monday. we're live with what'
it hostility. >>> moody's is downgrading. and a man freed after dna proved his innocence. and rosa parks' statue has arrived at the capitol. it will be unveiled next week. >>> in south africa, oscar pistorius is a free man, at least for now. we're showing you video of pistorius entering court a couple of hours before he was granted bail in the case of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. let's go to michelle kosinkski. he's out on bail. what comes next for him? >> reporter: he went to his uncle's house with his family after being released on bail. he can't go back to his own home, the scene of the alleged crime. he has to surrender passports, guns, can't use drugs or alcohol. has to get permission to leave town and check in with police twice a week starting monday. he may actually start training again on monday, even though his agent had canceled all of his upcoming races, but his coach told us he thinks training is the best thing right now to clear his mind. when asked whether training isn't the last thing on pistorius' mind after losing his girlfriend, the coach didn't comment. yesterday a
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, a bit of historic irony today, as president obama dedicates a statue honoring civil rights legend rosa parks and the supreme court hears a challenge to a key piece of the landmark 1965 voting rights act. their decision could change things for many voters in the south. >>> and speaking of cosmic chances, russia's run-in with a meteorite was a surprise shake up for the whole planet, literally. we'll talk to the only physicist in congress about why he says the u.s. isn't ready for the next hit. >> good morning from shoreland narc park in new zealand. it's wednesday, february 27th, 2008. >> it's really tomorrow there. thanks to our good friend, reid wilson for sending us that video all the way from new zealand. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. americans may be sharply divided over the wisdom of the automatic across the board spending cuts that will hit friday, but they agree on this. their patience is wearing thin as washington stumbles into another manufactured budget crisis. as republicans continue to say he's playing politics, the president took his pr campaign to newpo
and gop leaders after the rosa parks statue on capitol hill. an accidental encounter, apparently. joining me for our daily fix, chris calizza, managing editor of post politics.com and amy walter, national editor for the cook political report. chris, first to you. that picture does speak 1,000 words, doesn't it? that's the only -- first and only time we've seen them all together in recent weeks or months. >> if the picture wasn't enough, andrea, the fact that you mentioned that it lasted 60 seconds, that's not -- that fits the definition of meeting in only the loosest sense. this is just like president obama's calls earlier in the week to mitch mcconnell and john boehner. i think it's so they can say that that they made the calls. i don't know for how long it will be in place. at the moment this looks like sort of political posturing, political jockeying for the debate to come. the real debate -- the real negotiation that we hope and assume might come post the sequester to kicking in and prewhen the government could shut down if an agreement isn't reached. it's almost -- we were talking e
of the questioning yesterday. i sat in that courtroom for about 45 minutes before having to leave for the rosa parks ceremony, and i was very, very concerned by what i heard. now, at the time i was there, i heard nothing from him. but i did hear from a few of the others, and i'm concern ed that there is going to be ap attempt to water down the voting rights act of 1965, and all i would say to these justices, please look at the record. if you look at the record and make your decisions based upon the record that's before you, then i'm not going to have a problem. but if you are bringing a set agenda to this process, there's going to be a problem for us because i know what he said in the past. >> you say that, sir, that you didn't hear justice roberts, but what about justice scalia? yesterday he suggested, and i'm quoting him, that the right to vote is, quote, a racial entitlement, and he also suggested that lawmakers like you, sir, can't be trusted to make decisions about the voting rights law. in fact, in a discussion about the four previous votes congress took to renew it, justice scalia said he was
president obama and other lawmakers will be on hand for the dedication of the rosa parks statue of the u.s. capitol. the dedication comes as the supreme court hears arguments at this hour on whether to strike down a key provision of the landmark 1965 voting rights act. shelby county, alabama officials claim section 5 of the law is no longer needed, the part of the law telling states any proposed election change would not discriminate against minority voters. >> one question the supreme court will ask, how much has the south changed? the reference point? bloody sunday, march 7th, 1965. state troopers tossing tear gas, swinging clubs, and leading horses over those wanting to protect the right to vote for african-americans. 600 peaceful protesters were attacked there. that led to president johnson signing the voting rights act, 1965, saying government cannot deny citizens the right to vote based on race or color. that act reaffirmed the 15th amendment. today critics ask if the act causes unjustifiable, unequal treatment of certain states and if it costs states too much to enforce. supporter
, comes to the table on climate? that's what i want. right after this break. [ rosa ] i'm rosa and i quit smoking with chantix. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these stop taking chantix and see your doctor right away as some can be life-threatening. if you have a history of heart or blood vessel problems, tell your doctor if you have new or worse symptoms. get medical help right away if you have symptoms of a he
which oscar is hillary clinton up for? you are watching msnbc, the place for politics. [ rosa ] i'm rosa and i quit smoking with chantix. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these stop taking chantix and see your doctor right away as some can be life-threatening. if you have a history of heart or blood vessel problems, tell your doctor if you have new or worse symptoms. get medical help right away if you have sympt
, but also rosa parks that brought dr. king to the floor as a civil rights leader. >> yeah, i think it's important to recognize in the world that was defined by colonialism, black and brown people didn't have to read each other's works to come to a common understanding that humanity was being oppressed. it took certain moments, con tect individuals to muster the courage to learn from around the world and test the ideas. so, before king, james farmer had study's gandhi's efforts and were actually king's tutors on this issue. they started the efforts through core in the north as early freedom fighters testing desegregation or really expanding integration outside the south before it became known as the southern civil rights movement. it demonstrates how long the effort for anticolonialism had been unfolding over the course of the 20th century. >> we have the deep history. we have the potential of continuing engagement. this president, president obama, part of what i found so fascinating about him is the extend which he is a cosmopolitan citizen of the world. chicago may be home. his first
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